Four arrested during traffic stop in Winchester

Earl Thompson

Rhonda Black

Four adults were arrested by Winchester police after a traffic stop and search of the vehicle reportedly uncovered drugs and drug paraphernalia.

According to a report, Winchester Police Chief David Benjamin pulled over a 1999 dark green Kia Sportage traveling on state Route 32 with a cracked windshield, and eventually requested a K-9 unit to respond to the scene and perform a walk around of the vehicle.

The dog “alerted,” prompting a search of the vehicle. While searching the vehicle, police allegedly found a capsule of what was believed to be heroin, a small bag of brown substance believed to be heroin and a bag of green vegetation believed to be marijuana, according to the report.

The driver of the vehicle, Earl Thomas, 75, of Seaman, was arrested for possession of drugs and drug trafficking.

Rhonda Black, 46 of Winchester, was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

In addition, two other passengers were picked up on non-drug charges. William Blake, 49, of West Union was arrested for a parole violation and Jessica Scott, 35, of West Union was arrested for a probation violation.